Treatment of animals

Nov 19, 2012

Q. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view about the treatment of animals?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Animals deserve the same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation

30%

30%

28%

40%

Animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation, but it is still appropriate to use them for the benefit of humans

61%

61%

66%

55%

Animals don’t need much protection from harm and exploitation since they are just animals

4%

4%

3%

2%

Don’t know

5%

5%

3%

3%

61% think animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation, but it is still appropriate to use them for the benefit of humans and 30% think animals deserve the same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation. Only 4% think animals don’t need much protection from harm and exploitation since they are just animals.

Those most likely to think animals deserve the same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation were Greens voters (40%) and women (38%).

Same Sex Marriage

Aug 13, 2012

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

 

15 Nov 2010

14 Mar 2011

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

53%

49%

54%

54%

65%

42%

83%

Should not be allowed to marry

36%

40%

35%

33%

27%

44%

11%

Don’t know

11%

10%

11%

13%

8%

14%

6%

54% think that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 33% think they should not – a very similar result to last year when this question was last asked.

Strongest support came from women (61%), people aged 35-54 (59%), aged under 35 (56%) and those on incomes over $1,600pw (59%).